A year or two later, Miss Havisham, a wealthy spinster who still wears her old wedding dress and lives as a recluse in the dilapidated Satis House, asks Mr Pumblechook, a relation of the Gargerys, to find a boy to visit her.

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Pip now lives with his abusive elder sister and her kind husband Joe Gargery, a blacksmith.

The convict scares Pip into stealing food and a file.

When Pip and Joe are away from the house, Mrs Joe is brutally attacked, leaving her unable to speak or do her work. Four years into Pip's apprenticeship, Mr Jaggers, a lawyer, tells him that he has been provided with money from an anonymous benefactor, so that he can become a gentleman.

Pip is to leave for London, but presuming that Miss Havisham is his benefactor, he first visits her.

Pip's income is fixed at £500 per annum when he comes of age at twenty-one.

With the help of Jaggers' clerk, Wemmick, Pip plans to help advance Herbert's future prospects by anonymously securing him a position with the shipbroker, Clarriker's. She and Miss Havisham quarrel over Estella's coldness.Joe and Pip accompany them as they recapture the convict, who is fighting with another escaped convict.The first convict confesses to stealing food from the smithy, clearing Pip of suspicion.By end of September, I again hit my goal of 104 and decided to just keep going…not to prove any point, but because I love reading and I was doing it for ME.Early on Christmas morning Pip returns with the file, a pie and brandy, though he fears that he will be punished.